Full Article Attached 1.0 Branch Created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird

Friday May 21st, 2004

A new branch has been created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. The new branch, forked from the existing 1.7 branch, will be used for all future milestone releases of Firefox and Thunderbird until the 1.0 versions. Read the full article for more details from Benjamin Smedberg.

#36 Re: Re: Re: Re: SeaMonkey not used much anymore???

by Malc

Monday May 24th, 2004 4:14 PM

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The monolithic design of Seamonkey sucks even if you use all of the features. Why should a blocking or high CPU action in mail/news make browsing the web impossible? Well, they could have multi-threaded it better, but it is much better to have things in separate processes. In fact, I would prefer to be able to run multiple concurrent Firefoxes too, but I can only dream. Why should a crash in the browser destroy email I've just spent half-an-hour creating? Integration and features imply the need for a monolithic process. Two very successful examples of this would be Microsoft Office and KDE. Seamonkey relies on the monolithic process to provide these because it was design incorrectly from the start. The original poor decision to do this was made for Netscape... then some fool carried it on with the open-source Mozilla application when they had a chance to rectify it. Now there's all this momentum and code built upon this shakey foundation. Grrr.